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Light Mount for Shotgun ?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Nolyn, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Nolyn

    Nolyn

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    I was going to postthis in tactical shotgun forum, but could not get it to load.

    Looking for a mount to hang 1" diameter light in front of my forend - mag tube of 870.

    I've seen some at $70+ but thought that it should be possible to get something serviceable cheaper than that.

    Any ideas ?

    thanks
     
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  3. Nolyn

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    Thanks, can't grumble about the price, but that one screw in the middle worries me - looks like you won't get much clamping force.
     
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    Choate makes a forend with a short peice of rail that you can attach a tac light to. Works well and is solid. Here is my Mossberg 500 with TLR-1.
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  5. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Man, how do you rack that thing? Keep your hand from getting in front of the bulb?
     
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  7. Nolyn

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    Thanks for your input. I have a TLR-1 and a Fenix TK10, so I suppose that keeps my options flexible re the mount. I'd prefer to use the Fenix I think. I've shyed away from Chote products since my SKS stock broke in two in normal operation. I do have a one of those forends with the rail though, but the problem is that there is not enogh room for my hand and the light. As has been pointed out, it is difficult to see how you could operate the gun as set up in gunsnuoses pic.I'll take a look at the Brownells mount - not easy to see detail on Edman63 pic.

    Keep the ideas coming
     
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    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    I put this one together for about $20 bucks with parts I bought from Brownells.

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  9. Nolyn

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    $20 sounds like my kinda deal GV. Do you have links to the parts on brownells site ?

    For some reason all the pics in this thread are looking very dark on my computer and I can't see much detail at all.
     
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  11. Nolyn

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    Here are some options from Brownells. Nice, but one is $55, which is getting a little pricey for a mount.

    1
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=20919/Product/3_RAIL_PICATINNY_SHOTGUN_MOUNT

    2
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1537/Product/TACTICAL_SHOTGUN_MOUNT

    3
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27250/Product/SHOTGUN_TRI_RAIL_ACCESSORY_MOUNT

    For those who can live with plastic, Streamlight have this one via Midway
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    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=981281

    I like the look of #1 best, but it is the most expensive option here.
     
  12. Nolyn

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    Thanks Method. I note that it is available at Midway cheaper, but one reviewer said his broke easily. Any problems with yours ?
     
  13. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

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    I've used the Light mount technologies version on several shotguns.
    It is the most solid mount I have ever tried. It will not move under recoil at all

    I used mine on the Department shotgun class (250 rounds of 00 & 250 slugs) over a 2 day period. The mount remains solid
     
  14. gunsnhoses

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    It's just the angle of the photo. Here's another shot that shows there is plenty of room behind the light for your hand. I hold the forend at the rear portion, but you can adjust the light more forward if you want.
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    I've only had mine on since this summer, and haven't even had a chance to shoot the gun with it yet. It seems fairly solid and well made...but it is two piece, and I can see it breaking were the gun to be dropped and it landed on the light...maybe. I don't see it breaking 'easily' unless it was defective though.

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  16. Nolyn

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    some nice pics coming through now. Still not much hand room on that 500 forend. Perhaps just something you need to get accustomed to.
     
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    Dr. J Frame LSWCHP +P

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    I find they work fairly well actually. This one's attached to the Wilson +1 on my 870. Surefire G2 LED shown.

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  18. Nolyn

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    Thanks, nice pic, looks neat, and can't grumble about the price !